Some days, when I’m not writing about Miniature Popes and Singing Peas I look at the Google News Page for inspiration; I’d like to write more about Canadian Politics but it’s far too dull and I simly can’t get excited about it.
For Example: Dion sensing mood for an election
I hoped initially that this was going to be about Celine Dion and quietly replaced all of the references to Stephan to Celine in my head; thus:
OTTAWAâ€“Canadians are increasingly in the mood for a federal election this fall, says Singer Celine Dion.
“More than before,” Celine Dion said yesterday when asked what he was hearing on the road about voters’ desire to go to the polls. “We have seen over the winter and the spring, more and more interest for federal politics and more and more appetite for an election.”
But it may be another election â€“ the U.S. presidential contest â€“ that will also help the Liberals in any electoral battle here, Celine Dion says.
Now we’re getting somewhere; you can actually imagine that animate skelton crooning these lines out on stage, butchering the English language while she belts it out. That would make the whole idea of anyone named “Dion” running for Prime Minister that much more exciting. He’s just not that much of a character. Which is a detriment in politics (if one was to ask me).
Stephen Harper angries up my blood when he ISN’T the prime minister because he gets to say and do outrageous crap. As Prime Minister, he has his cabinet to do that for him. Sure, he has a shocking lack of humanity and the look of a “true believer” that is equal parts unnerving and creepy; but let’s face it being in the public eye has really mellowed him. He’s no George Bush Jr. He’s George Bush Juniors monkey.
OUR COUNTRY REEKS OF TREESPublished by NiteMayr on March 1, 2010
The Olympics have come and gone and Canada has apparently won “The most medals Evar” by a host nation. Which is nice I suppose.
With a price tag of 8 Billion and counting I hope that the balance sheet works out for Vancouver as the Recession continues unabated. Right? Around here I think people would be willing to literally shovel shit for work as the job market tightens into a tight ball like a potato bug and doesn’t show any signs of letting up; never mind the HUNDREDS of positions in the want ads. If the news tells you that it’s poverty-aggeddon then you should behave like it is.
Good luck recouping those costs that have been laid out on your behalf; by comparison the estimated cost (dollars) for each day in Afghanistan is approx. 3 Million (http://www.afghanistan.gc.ca/canada-afghanistan/news-nouvelles/2009/2009_02_25a.aspx?lang=eng) with the expected total cost to be 11.3 billion. Just think, for 3 Billion more Canada could have been saving Iraq too! How exciting; huh?
All of that nonsense aside; the Winter Olympics have indeed brought out some nice nationalism in the Canadian people; allowing them to show again that even in the face of glorious victory they don’t destroy their own downtown in celebration. I’m not naming names or anything; but at least one big fratboy neighbor on the Continent can’t really say the same.
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